Bachelor of Science in Construction Management Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours = 120

A degree in Construction Management prepares graduates to administer the entire range of construction operations on a project, from start to finish. The construction business is the largest industry in the United States with approximately 7 million employees. Construction and related industries account for more than 8 percent of the nation's Gross Domestic Product. Managing the construction process requires an extensive understanding of the principles of construction management as well as autonomy, professionalism, and leadership skills. Construction Managers are responsible for motivating teams, facilitating subcontractors, and managing equipment and materials to produce a finished structure.

The Construction Management Program prepares graduates for professional careers and leadership roles in construction and construction-related industries. The Construction Curriculum focuses on Professionalism, Leadership, Ethics, and Autonomy. Students are expected to participate in Service Learning and Community Service during their academic career at The University of Texas at Tyler. The Department of Construction Management offers a plan of study leading to Bachelor of Science in Construction Management.


Students completing the construction management major should be able to:

  1. Read construction plans & documents
  2. Execute construction specifications and building codes
  3. Reliably estimate construction projects by reading plans & specifications
  4. Schedule and plan construction projects
  5. Incorporate construction management, accounting, and financial principles to interpret and manage construction cost controls and the construction project
  6. Develop professionalism, autonomy, and leadership skills needed to excel in the construction industry as leaders and managers.

Graduation Requirements

During a construction management student's first semester at The University of Texas at Tyler, a construction management faculty member is assigned as the student's academic advisor to work with the student in planning a program of study to complete degree requirements. Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor throughout the semester and are required to meet with their advisor prior to registering for the next semester or summer session.

To graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management degree, a student must

  1. earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses used to meet degree requirements.
  2. complete the general baccalaureate degree requirements of the University,
  3. complete the Construction Management curriculum requirements specified in the following sections

Suggested Four-Year Curriculum

Freshman Year

First Semester (16 hrs.)

ENGL 1301: Grammar and Composition I

MATH 1316: Trigonometry

ART 1301: Design I

HIST 1301: United States History I

PHYS 1301: College Physics I

PHYS 1101: College Physics Lab

Second Semester (16 hrs.)

ENGL 1302: Grammar and Composition II

HIST 1302: United States History II

Lab Science

ENGR 1304: Engineering Graphics I

MATH 1324: Mathematics for Business and Economics I

Sophomore Year

First Semester (15 hrs.)

POLS 2305: Introductory American Government

CENG 2336: Geomatics

ACCT 2301: Principles of Financial Accounting

ECON 2301: Principles of Economics I

CMGT 2302: Introduction to Construction Management

Second Semester (15 hrs.)

ENGL (choose one: 2322, 2323, 2362, or 2363)

POLS 2306: Introductory Texas Politics

SPCM 1315: Fundamentals of Speech

MATH 1342: Statistics

CMGT2303: Construction Materials and Methods

Junior Year

First Semester (15 hrs.)

CMGT 3310: Introduction to Construction Structural Systems

TECH 3348: Construction Safety

FINA 3311: Principles of Finance

MANA 3311: Managing People in Organizations

CMGT 4310: Construction Estimating

Second Semester (15 hrs.)

CMGT 3315: Construction Design Theory

CMGT 3320: Soils & Foundations in Construction

CMGT 3365: Mechanical and Electrical Systems

GENB 3301: Business Law and Social Responsibility

CMGT 4312: Advanced Estimating

Senior Year

First Semester (13 hrs.)

CMGT 4331: Construction Scheduling

CMGT 4335: Construction Law & Ethics

CMGT 4375: Construction Administration

CMGT 4315: Construction Systems

CENG 4199: Independent Study

Second Semester (15 hrs.)

ENGR 4370: Undergraduate Internship

CMGT 4313: Applied Construction Structural Systems

CMGT 4385: Commercial Construction or

CMGT 4330: Construction Equipment

CMGT 4395: Construction Management Capstone